KOSAKU KANECHIKA is pleased to present the exhibition GROUP SHOW: 3 ARTISTS from 15 October–19 November 2022. The show features works by Yutaka Aoki, Noritaka Tatehana, and Miwa Kyusetsu XIII, who is presenting his work at KOSAKU KANECHIKA for the first time.
Miwa assumed the family title of Miwa Kyusetsu XIII in 2019. He is highly acclaimed throughout the world for his style that incorporates dynamic and innovative sculptural forms while carrying forward the legacy of Hagi ware ceramics by using the white Hagi glaze adopted by the Miwa family.
This group exhibition presents his 'El Capitan' series of tea bowls highlighting the contrast between the unglazed surface of the pottery cut out using a Japanese sword and the Miwa family's traditional white Hagi glaze (Kyusetsu white). This series owes its primary inspiration to Miwa seeing the enormous granite edifice of the same name at Yosemite National Park while studying in the United States, combined with Hagi clay and ceramic traditions. It enchants with its powerful originality as well as conveying the energy of nature and the long history of kogei crafts.
Yutaka Aoki displays new paintings produced since his solo exhibition Walking Bride in June this year. Aoki had the following to say about the show:
'Mixing and overlapping, paintings stand up in a single line, facing and confronting a border. I attempt to carefully observe what emerges and produce paintings to convey that presence.'
Noritaka Tatehana presents his famous 'Heel-less Shoes' series, the 'Descending Painting' series of works portraying motifs of lightning and thunderclouds, and the 'Void Sculpture Series' of sculpture works created in collaboration with leading Japanese swordsmith Kunihira Kawachi.
Press release courtesy KOSAKU KANECHIKA.